|US Premiere of Amelia Cuni & Werner Durand's "Ashtayama - Song of Hours" at Other Minds 10, 2004 - Amelia Cuni, Werner Durand|
US Premiere of Amelia Cuni & Werner Durand's Ashtayama - Song of Hours (1997-98) performed at Other Minds 10 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2004. To purchase the studio recording of Ashtayama, please visit the Other Minds webstore at www.otherminds.org, http://otherminds.org/shtml/Ashtayama.shtml. Amelia Cuni, vocals Werner Durand, electronics Uli Sigg, projections first yama: sunrise second yama: morning third yama: midday fourth yama: afternoon fifth yama: sunset sixth yam...
Keywords: World Music
|David Byrne, Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium in 1991 - David Byrne|
David Byrne interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, October 8, 1991. Charles Amirkhanian speaks with David Byrne about his new album, Uh-Oh--which was to be released in February, 1992--and the heavy Brazilian and Afro-Cuban influences he brought to the music on the album. Listen to a number of recordings and videos of Davids solo or collaboration work, along with a piece by another artist (Tom Ze)...
Keywords: World Music
|Ricardo Tacuchian at Other Minds 8, 2002 - Ricardo Tacuchian|
Richardo Tacuchian's 2002 performance at The Other Minds Music Festival 8 in San Francisco California. Imagem Carioca (1987) U.S. Premiere The Mexican Guitar Quartet (Tomas Barreiro, Santiago Gutierrez Bolio, Santiago Lascurain, Rodrigo Placencia) Impulsos No. 2 (1980) U.S. Premiere Michael Kudirka & Eric Benzant-Feldra, guitar duo Paprica (1999) U.s. Premiere David Tanenbaum, classical guitar solo Estruturas Gemeas (Twin Structures) for Piano Four-Hands (1978) San Francisco Premiere Continuum (...
Keywords: World Music; Classical Guitar; Avantgarde
|Music of the Venerable Dark Cloud|
A copy of a 1967 commercial recording of gamelan music by Mantle Hood and Hardja Susilo, released by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Institute of Ethnomusicology (IER 7501). Performed on the Javanese Gamelan Khjai Mendung (The Venerable Dark Cloud) by American and foreign students at the University of California at Los Angeles. This album was released along with a book with the same title.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music
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|Beat and Bow: Tabla and Sarangi Performances|
From the Odeon recording “Beat and Bow” (MOAE-174) which was also later released by EMI (EALP-1312) three pieces of instrumental Hindustani music. The first work is for solo tabla and is the Teental rhythm (a cycle of 16 beats). The second piece is a Raga for sarangi and tabla and is also in the Teental rhythm. The third work is also for sarangi and tabla and is in the Deepchandi rhythm (a cycle of 14 beats)...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music
|Maria de Alvear performs "Gran Sol" with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and Dhrupad vocalist Amelia Cuni at Other Minds 11, 2005 - Maria de Alvear|
Composer Maria de Alvear presents the world premiere of Gran Sol at the 11th Other Minds Music Festival at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005. According to de Alvear, Gran Sol contemplates the gender of the brightest planet. Why is "el sol" a male noun in Spanish and "die Sonne" a female one in German? Find out as three outstanding female performers tackle the question. Alvear has been called by the Village Voice the most important emerging composer in Europe...
Keywords: Vocal; World Music; New Music
|Paul Dresher performs the World Premiere of RetroDisrespective at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Paul Dresher|
Drawing on sources as diverse as Indonesian music traditions and rock n' roll, leading Bay Area composer Paul Dresher performs the world premiere of a new solo composition for electric guitar at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater.
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical; World Music
|Portrait of Composer Colin McPhee - Colin McPhee|
Charles Amirkhanian introduces the life and music of Colin McPhee (1901-1964), with commentary by Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison. A classically trained pianist and composer, McPhee became prominent in the 1930s modern music movement in New York. His life and music changed direction when he discovered Balinese music in 1931. He moved to Bali and thoroughly studied the indigenous music. McPhee composed music incorporating Balinese themes...
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical; World Music
|Tania León at Other Minds 8, 2002 - Tania Leon|
Tania León's 2002 music, performed at The Other Minds Music Festival 8 in San Francisco California. Arenas d'un tiempo (Sands of Time, 1992) West Coast Premiere Performed by Continuum (David Gresham, clarinet; Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello; Cheryl Seltzer, piano) Canto (2000) West Coast Premiere Cinco (Five, text by Maya Islas); Atadercer en el Tropico (Dusk in the Tropics, text by Jose Triana); Cancion de Cuna (Cradle Song, text by Jose Kozer); Epitalamio (Epithalamium, text by Jose Kozer); XXI...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; World Music
|Armenian Martyr's Day, KPFA Morning Concert Special, 1992|
Morning Concert Armenian Martyr's Day, April 24, 1992. Recorded live at KPFA FM Radio, this concert was timed to coincide with Armenian Martyr's Day. In Turkey on April 24, 1915, the leaders of the Ottoman Empire set in motion a genocidal massacre of Armenians in an effort to rid the country of this Christian minority that had lived in peace there for many centuries. Beginning with the touching folk tune Garoun A, transcribed by Komitas for chorus and piano, Charles Amirkhanian introduces a prog...
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical; World Music
|Raga: Indian Vocal and Gottuvadyam Music|
From a 1992 broadcast, host Prabha Gopal, presents a program of both Northern and Southern classical Indian vocal and instrumental music. The initial focus of the program is on examples of Indian vocal music from both the North and the South of the country, and yet each featuring lyrics sung in Sanskrit. The vocalists are Pandit Jasraj and Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, both recognized masters, and the contrasts between the two styles of singing are elucidated by the informative commentary of the hos...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Raga
|Ashish Khan: Young Master of the Sarod|
Ashish Khan (born 1939), a recognized master of the sarod, performs two ragas, accompanied by Alla Rakha, on tabla and Amiya Das Gupta, on tamboura. This performance was recorded in the 1960s when Khan was still a relatively young man. A Grammy award nominee who has performed with Ravi Shankar, George Harrison and Eric Clapton, Khan is currently a professor at Cal Arts and the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Ashish Khan
|A Concert of Indian Classical Music by Ram Narayan|
On July 27, 1968, as the culmination of a month of special Indian music programing on KPFA, the radio station in conjunction with the American Society for Eastern Arts presented this concert featuring master sarangi player Ram Narayan, accompanied by tabla player Mahapurush Misra, and recorded at the Berkeley Little Theater. Narayan was born in Udaipur in Northwest India into a family of musician and soon learned to play the sarangi...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; sarangi; ragas; world music
|Shehnai Nawaz Bismillah Khan|
Master shehnai (Indian oboe) player Bismillah Khan plays three ragas, accompanied by unidentified tabla and tamboura players. Born in 1916, to a family of court musicians, Khan was perhaps the person most responsible for popularizing shehnai music in the modern era. This particular recording was made in the 1960s. Khan died in 2006.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Bismillah Khan
|A Concert of Court Music of Central Java, 1978|
Recorded and broadcast live by KPFA on March 8, 1978, this is a concert of court music from Central Java, performed on a gamelan in Hertz Hall on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley. The word gamelan refers to the whole set of instruments collectively. Unlike the Western orchestra, the gamelan consists of the instruments only, and not the players. Each gamelan, and often large gongs as well, is given a name and treated with great reverence...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; World Music; Gamelan Music; Indonesia
|Stephan Micus: Where In The World?, 1974 - Stephan Micus|
The Music of Stephan Micus: Where In The World? By 2004, Stephan Micus (MEE-koos) has recorded over 20 solo albums of his multi-tracked, multi-ethnic music, mostly for the ECM Records label. But three decades earlier, the young musician stopped to visit WBAI in New York, and later Charles Amirkhanian at KPFA and left an hour-long tape of his music before disappearing into the ozone. From the original 1974 program description: Improvisations for wooden recorders, sitar, zither, cymbals, bamboo fl...
Keywords: Instrumental; Meditative; New Age; World Music
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|A Concert of Japanese Koto Music|
From a concert recorded on July 27, 1966, a selection of traditional and contemporary Koto music. The concert begins with “Midare Rinzetsu,” which is roughly translated as “disorder” or “unorthodox.” It is for two kotos, and is in the dan-mono style of the Ikuta school, and is generally ascribed to the 17th century master koto player, Yatsuhashi Kengyō. This is followed by “Matsukaze” which means ”wind in the pines.” The work, which is believed to have been composed by the 1...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Koto Music
|US Premiere of Tigran Mansurian's "Havik" and "Adaptations of Music by Komitas" at Other Minds 10, 2004 - Tigran Mansurian, Komitas|
Tigran Mansurian performs US Premieres of Havik (1998) and Adaptations of Music by Komitas (1869-1935) at Other Minds 10 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2004. Tigran Mansurian, Havik (1998) Komitas (adaptations by Tigran Mansurian) (1869-1935) Garun a (viola, piano, voice, percussion) Krunk (piano, voice) Chinar es (piano, voice) Krunk (viola, percussion) Hov arek (piano, voice) Hoy, Nazan (viola, piano, voice) Krunk (piano, voice) Tsirani Tsar (piano, voice, percussion) Antu...
Keywords: World Music; 20th Century Classical
|South Indian Flute Music|
A selection of South Indian flute music by Tanjore Viswanathan. The master flute musician performs a number of ragas accompanied by five other musicians playing the violin and assorted traditional Indian instruments.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Tanjore Viswanathan
|Morning Concert: Foday Musa Suso-The Dreamtime|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews the Mandingo Griot musician from Gambia, Foday Musa Suso. A virtuoso on the 21-stringed kora, he also is a drummer and composer whose multi-instrumental talents are highlighted on numerous recordings, including The Dreamtime, a CD from CMP (3001), issued in Germany. After teaching at the University of Ghana and performing radio and television programs throughout Europe, Suso moved to the United States in 1977...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; World Music; Jazz; Foday Musa Suso
|Open Evening: Program Highlights and Current Events|
In a program recorded on August 19, 1970, Charles Amirkhanian and Bill Northwood highlight upcoming shows on KPFA-FM and current events in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a couple of brief musical selections by Amirkhanian and the Ba-Benzele Pygmies of the Central African Republic, the two are joined in the studio by Richard Friedman who talks about KPFA-FM's foray into ambient field recordings with the new series, "The World Ear Project"...
Keywords: Sound poetry; Interview and Music; World Music; KPFA-FM
|Ode to Gravity: Music from Sudan and Armenia|
In this program we hear music performed by Sudanese virtuoso Hamza El Din, as well as a selection of Armenian folk music, and an interview with Dikran Karagueuzian, editor of the San Francisco based newspaper, the Armenian Guardian.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; World Music
|A Concert by the Wesleyan Gamelan Chamber Ensemble|
The Wesleyan Gamelan Chamber Ensemble in its first new York performance. Recorded at the Asia House in New York City, January 17, 1971. The ensemble is composed of native Javanese teachers and their students at Wesleyan University. The instruments used include a gender, kendang, rebab, gambang, and slentem.
Keywords: Music; World Music; Gamelan; Wesleyan Gamelan Chamber Ensemble
|Concert for the 57th Esperanto Conference|
A recording of a concert given in honor of the members of the 57th Esperanto Conference. The concert begins with the Pampeana No. 1 by Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera. This is followed by four pieces of Chinese classical music performed by the Chinese Classical Music Ensemble of Lou Harrison, William Colvig and Richard Dee. They are "The Triple Refrain at Lang Kwan Pass" a 9th century piece attributed to Wang Way, a Buddhist chant from a 13th century opera, a 20th century piece known by i...
Keywords: 20th century classical; Music; World music; KPFA-FM
|Songs of the Omaha Tribe|
Laura Reichek of the Alcatraz Solidarity Committee introduces three elderly members of the Omaha Tribe who visited the KPFA studios on November 24, 1970, to record a short program of Omaha songs. The performers are Charles Edwards, Mark Merrick and Rudolph Clark of Macy, Nebraska, who came to Berkeley to help celebrate the first anniversary of the Indian landing of Alcatraz Island. The drum used in these songs is made of a wooden frame covered with cowhide...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; World Music; Native American
|A Lecture Demonstration with Pandit Mahapurush Misra|
Broadcast as part of KPFA’s Festival of Indian Music in the summer of 1968, Graeme Vanderstoel, the then director of programs at the American Society for Eastern Arts, interviews Pandit Mahapurush Misra one of India’s foremost tabla players. Misra describes his instrument and provides multiple examples of the variety of rhythmic patterns utilized in classical Indian music. Misra says that to learn these intricate rhythms a classical trained tabla player first plays them at a slow tempo and o...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; world music; Indian music; panel discussions; lecture
|Conglomerate Radio: Information Transmission, Modulation and Noise|
In this broadcast of “Information Transmission, Modulation and Noise”, host Richard Friedman presents an interesting and eclectic blend of music, sound poetry, and sundry in-studio shenanigans. Recorded on October 26, 1970, this was a late night, free form program devoted to giving succor to insomniacs, hope to the soon to be hung-over, and pleasure to the persistent listener. This particular production profiles the progress made by Friedman and his partners in post-modern programing, Charle...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; folk music; electronic; jazz; world music
|Yoko Ono on Contemporary Japanese Culture and Music|
Yoko Ono talks of the early part of the Showa Period (1926-1989), in Japan, and sings songs for unaccompanied voice which show various aspects of these times and culture.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WBAI; Interview; Music; World Music; Ethnic Music
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|Colin McPhee and the Music of Bali|
Henry Cowell presents a program on the music of Indonesia, featuring early recordings of gamelan music, as well as many transcriptions of Balinese music by Colin McPhee. The music of Indonesia first came to the attention of the West when in the 1920s Erich M. von Hornbostel and others collected and commercially released a number of gamelan performances, recorded in the villages of Indonesia. These early 78rpm records later inspired the Canadian composer, Colin McPhee, to travel to the island of ...
Keywords: Interview; Music; World Music; Gamelan Music; Henry Cowell
|Astor Piazzolla: Tango Assassin|
From a program recorded in 1989, Charles Amirkhanian interviews two Bay Area musicians most acquainted with the work of the remarkable composer and bandoneon player, Astor Piazzolla. Marta Bracchi-LeRoux, is a pianist, and native of Montevideo, Uruguay, one of the birthplaces of the tango, and where she was acquainted as a young musician with Piazzolla and his work, even before he began to compose his nuevo tangos...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Tangos; Astor Piazolla
|Classical Indian Music: A Live Concert by G.S. Sachdev|
G. S. Sachdev performs an extended concert of music for bass flute, live from the KPFA Studio B. Mr. Sachdev had just completed his first year as a member of the faculty of Ali Akbar College in San Rafael. He is joined by a number of his students for this concert of classical Indian music. During the intermission, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Sachdev about his early training and career as a flute player.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Classical Indian; G.S. Sachdev
|A Concert by Gamelan Sekar Jaya|
Charles Amirkhanian introduces members of San Francisco’s sensational Balinese music ensemble, Gamelan Sekar Jaya (Flowering Success), founded in 1979 under the direction of Balinese composer I Wayan Suweca and American Michael Tenzer. Included in this 1980 concert is a composition by I Wayan Suweca entitled “The Love of Art”, composed in difficult, non-metric rhythms with virtuosic solos for each of the three main instrument groups, gendaran (metalophones), reong (row of tuned gongs), and...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; World Music; Gamelan music
|A Stereophonic Journey Through India|
Jean-Louis Derche traveled to India in the summer of 1971 and faithfully recorded temple music in several out-of-the-way locations. Even more remarkable are his unusual recordings made in the streets of Benares, Chidambaran, Madurai, Tanjour, and Trivandrum. Listen to the sounds of rickshas, a walk down a narrow street, craftsmen hammering metal, and the timeless flow of the Ganges River. His companion, photographer Monique Sidi, provided illustrations of the journey, for use in the September 19...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Other Finds; Soundscapes; World Music; Jean-Louis Derche
|Folk Music from Armenia|
Musical Selections include:The Plough Song / Komitas -- Antuni [Song of the Homeless] (1905–06) / Komitas -- Bunch of Flowers -- Dance Game -- Dsedsernak [The Swallow] (1898) / Komitas -- Line Ball Dance -- Im Gala -- Krunk [The crane] (1911) / Komitas
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Folk Music; World Music; Armenia
|Music From Iran & Turkey|
From a fund-raising marathon program, broadcast on May 30, 1991, two performing ensembles with considerable importance to the San Francisco Bay Area world music scene are heard in a couple of concerts recorded in the KPFA studio. Parveneh is a five member ensemble performing Persian classical and folk music. Yasha! is an ensemble specializing in Turkish music and is led by vocalist Latif Bolat, who also plays the baglama saz...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Parveneh; Persian Music; Turkish Music
|Night Sounds: The Gamelan Music of Bali|
Larry Reed presents a selection of recordings of gamelan music, recorded in Bali, Indonesia in 1979. The program begins with a brief field recording of frogs, crickets and other night creatures, the rhythm of which it has been suggested served as a template for early gamelan ensembles. We then hear a “Pemungkah,” the introductory music of a traditional Balinese shadow play, performed by a gender wayang, the smallest (four piece) of the gamelan ensembles...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; World Music; Ambient Sounds; Field Recordings; Gamelan music
|The Flowing Stream Ensemble at Hertz Hall, 1977|
A live broadcast of a concert of traditional Chinese music performed by the Flowing Stream Ensemble, given at Hertz Hall on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley on March 9, 1977. Ensemble director and performer, Betty Wong, introduces the pieces and provides some background information about the music and the instruments used to perform it.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; World Music; Flowing Stream Ensemble
|Roland Young on the Development of African American Music|
A recording of a 1979 lecture by Roland P. Young, given at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Young was, at the time of this recording, a musician, composer, KPFA program host, and aspiring musicologist, or sound philosopher. In his talk, which he entitled, “The Social, Political, and Aesthetic Development of African American Classical Music,” Young attempts to trace certain elements of jazz back to their roots in native African musical traditions...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Lecture; Panel Discussion; World Music; Jazz
|A Lecture Demonstration with Pandit Nikhil Banerjee|
Broadcast as part of KPFA’s Festival of Indian Music in the summer of 1968, Graeme Vanderstoel, the then director of programs at the American Society for Eastern Arts, interviews Pandit Nikhil Banerjee one of India’s foremost sitar players. Banerjee briefly describes the raga system which includes a family of musical forms with five or more notes in the scale. These are further broken down into a set number of masculine and feminine forms which have then given arise to thousands of children ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; world music; Indian music; ragas; lectures; panel discussions
|Flute Music from Northern India|
Carolyn Strauss introduces a program of flute music of Northern India. She relates how in the late 1960s, after a largely fruitless search for musicians that play a certain type of long low flute (bansuri) she was finally introduced to G. S. Sachdev. Despite his obvious proficiency Sachdev was at the time largely unknown in India and was being pressured to forgo his musical studies in order to take on his father’s rock crushing business...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; world music; Indian music; flute music; ragas
|A Concert of Classical Chinese Music by The Flowing Stream Ensemble|
A program of traditional Chinese classical music, introduced by Charles Amirkhanian. It was recorded as a live concert given on December 1, 1972 at 1750 Arch St. in Berkeley California, and is one of the earliest live broadcasts from 1750 Arch, in what was to be a long running series on KPFA. The Ensemble is led by Betty and Shirley Wong, and is composed of San Francisco Bay Area performers. After the music Charles talks with Betty and Shirley Wong, and Winston Wu about the ensemble and the resp...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Flowing Stream Ensemble; Interview; Music; World Music
|An Interview with John Storm Roberts|
Britain's John Storm Roberts, formally a writer with the East African Standard, a newspaper in Kenya, talks about the influence of African music in the Western Hemisphere, and the Caribbean in particular. Musical examples of a most unusual nature from his recently released Nonesuch Explorer Series record (H-72047) serve to illustrate his dialogue with Charles Amirkhanian. Mr. Roberts is also the author of Black Music of Two Worlds, published in September of 1972 by Praeger.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; World Music; African Music
|Morning Concert: Najma Akhtar|
Charles Amirkhanian talks live in the KPFA studio, with the famed British born, Muslim singer Najma, about her upcoming concerts in the Bay Area, including a scheduled appearance with Amirkhanian at the San Francisco Exploratorium as part of their Speaking of Music series. Najma discusses the form of the ghazal, or love song, which is very popular in India and Pakistan, and which has a long and distinguished history...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; World Music; Najma Akhtar
|A Preview of OM 12: A Festival of New Music|
San Francisco based didjeridu musician and KPFA radio show host, Stephen Kent, presents a preview of OM 12: A Festival of New Music, which was scheduled to be held in December of 2006 in San Francisco. After playing works by Per Nørgård, Markus Stockhausen and Tara Bouman, all featured composers and musicians at OM 12, Kent is joined in the KPFA studios by composer Peter Sculthorpe. The Tasmanian born and Australian based composer had recently revised his String Quartet No...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; World Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Peter Sculthorpe
|Speaking of Music: Najma|
Recorded on September 5, 1991 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, the acclaimed British born ghazal singer of South Asian ancestry, Najma Akhtar, and her band, are heard in concert as well as in conversation with Charles Amirkhanian. Trained as a chemical engineer but fortunately doing very well as a singer, Najma has successfully blended the traditional singing styles of her ancestors with the modern rhythms of pop music, and is recognized around the globe a...
Keywords: Speaking of Music Series at the Exploratorium; Interview and Music; World Music; Jazz; Najma
|Carlos Hagen Presents: Reflections on Death|
In this program Carlos Hagen presents a remarkable conversation with Stanislav Grof and Joan Halifax. Stanislav Grof is the Czech medical doctor and researcher who, with his wife Joan, an outstanding Anthropologist specializing in rites of passage, has done extensive work in the application of LSD therapy to terminal cancer patients to help them in their final transition. In this conversation they describe some of the most impressive cases they have worked with, including cases of near-death exp...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Carlos Hagen; Death; Chants; Other Finds; World Music; Near Death Experiences; LSD
|Morning Concert: Charles Hamm on the Evolution of Popular Music|
Charles Hamm, noted historian and musicologist specializing in American music both serious and popular, visited KPFA in October 1980. In this program Hamm discusses developments in South African and American popular music with Charles Amirkhanian and Chris Strachwitz, illustrating his comments with many recorded examples. Hamm, who has been involved with the study of Zulu popular music in particular reports on what he discovered during a trip to Africa...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Popular Music; World Music; Charles Hamm
|Ode to Gravity: An Interview with Martin Koenig|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Martin Koenig, a collector and publisher of Balkan folk music about his work as an ethnomusicologist specializing in Eastern European folk music and dances. Koenig also introduces a number of recordings from his collection.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; World Music; Martin Koenig
|Ode to Gravity: Music for Oud, a Raga, and a String Quartet|
Charles Amirkhanian introduces music for the oud, an Indian raga, and a string quartet. First up is a work for classical oud, performed by Khamis El Fino and recorded during a concert at Asia House, Dec. 1, 1963. This is followed by a midnight raga for shenai, violin, and tabla, performed by Bismillah Khan, V. G. Jog, and Mahapurush Misra, respectively. This hour of extraordinary music from around the world is concluded with a recording of Maurice Ravel’s “String Quartet in F” performed he...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; World Music; 20th Century Classical
|Speaking of Music: Jai Uttal|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Jai Uttal on Novemeber 11, 1991 as part of the Speaking of Music series. Uttal talks about his trips to India and what types of music he encountered there, including temple singers from Northern India, Gypsy singers, and the Bauls of Bengals. India is a country where music permeates the air be it chants of the names of the Gods coming out of the temples, street musicians, or the pop songs of Bollywood, and Uttal made sure to sample it all...
Keywords: Speaking of Music Series at the Exploratorium; Interview and Music; World Music; Jai Uttal